The day before fashion week kicked off, the London Fashion Film Festival took place to shine a light on some of the creative talents that don’t always get a mention in the industry. The 60 films selected for the festival included adverts, editorials, and documentaries from global brands, to up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world including America, Italy, Spain, Canada, and, of course, the UK.
London’s fashion reputation has been established for decades, so it’s no wonder we’ve got plenty to choose from when it comes to style from bygone eras. If you love rummaging around for affordable, pre-loved pieces, head to the city’s bustling vintage markets to pick up something unique.
A Savile Row suit is the best a man can get, but for the sartorially-minded living outside the UK, owning one can seem like a distant dream. However, did you know that many of The Row’s famed institutions travel the globe to visit their customers?
In fact, for Henry Poole, who have been taking their swatches and tape measures over to the US since the 1950s, international clients account for 70% of their business.
While traditionally considered a women’s issue, diversity amongst male models in fashion is still a pressing issue that rarely gets the exposure it deserves. From racial stereotypes to the increasing pressure on men to have muscular physiques, advertising rarely reflects progressive views.
WestEnd.Com is the new online destination to discover the most stylish, trendy, and luxurious places to go in the heart of London. Each shop, restaurant, hotel, and property company is accompanied by a short article, which I was tasked with writing, covering its back story and selling points.
No matter what the fashion magazines tell you; a trend isn’t a trend until the people say it is. If no one adopts fashion’s themes into their wardrobes, it’s of little significance.
One of the music industry’s best loved photographers, Lawrence Watson, has turned his hand to photographing portraits of Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, and Trevor Nelson once again for a new exhibition, but this time alongside recovered addicts.
Indian-born photographer and director Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri grew up with a fascination for photography as a medium to transport her well-travelled family back to the places they had been and the people they could no longer be with. Today, her celebrity portraits are portals to the glamorous world of fame. She has photographed Beyoncé since she was a teenager, Britney Spears’ perfume campaigns and her first celebrity commission came from David Bowie while she was still a student at Princeton University.
Jet-set glamour in today’s travelling climate is an impossible aspiration for most of us, especially on a flight when the stranger sitting next to you is using your shoulder as a pillow. When it comes to battling skin-drying air conditioning, dark circles from jet lag and staying fresh after a 10-hour flight, we could do with some expert advice.
One of Africa’s best-kept health and beauty secrets is experiencing a global surge. If you haven’t caught wind of the benefits of baobab yet, we guarantee you’ll be hearing about it everywhere soon.
Lights of Soho is the new hangout where the neighbourhood’s creative community meet under the glow of seedy neon signs in a former brothel to conspire, collaborate and create. Not only is it London’s first gallery dedicated to light art, but with the addition of a members’ bar in its basement, it aims to become a hub for the meeting of minds.
In the 21st Century we’ve witnessed the rise of a new kind of cultural war. Sides in a conflict no longer represent entire countries, or armies battling over territory, but groups and organizations, spread out around the world, attacking what is sacred to most, their culture.